Distance: 3.5 miles
Parking: Sunrise to sunset at designated trail-head only.
Access: From the Lakeside Ranger District office, travel northwest 5.3 miles on White Mountain Blvd. to the traffic light at the junction of Buck Springs Road. Turn left and proceed ½ mile to the junction of Sky Hi Road (Forest Road 182). Turn left and drive 2.2 miles to junction with Forest Road 185. Turn right onto FR 187; trail-head parking is on right.
Highlights: The trail loops through ponderosa pine and pinyon juniper woodland. The ½-mile spur trail to the top of Pat Mullen Mountain is well worth the extra time and effort. This is another good opportunity to view mule deer, elk, forest birds, and small- and medium-sized mammals.